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Back end

(Northern English, dialect) autumn
(of money, costs, etc) required or incurred after a project has been completed
Contemporary Examples

Greenwald was born into the back end of the Silent Generation, in 1943.
Can This Film Save Afghanistan? Gail Sheehy October 9, 2009

“Here, hold this,” he barks, handing me the back end of the writhing monster.
How to Catch a Giant Python Catharine Skipp February 27, 2010

To customers, the front end and the back end of the IT infrastructure are inseparable.
Why PCs Still Matter Kirk Schell, Executive Director, Dell December 19, 2011

On the same theory, Obama needs to want to learn about how websites work on the front end and back end.
Can Obama Change? Michael Tomasky November 14, 2013

Another proposal that came up at the hearing would impose a measure of accountability on the back end.
John Brennan and the Drone Consensus Daniel Klaidman February 8, 2013

Historical Examples

Lay a block of wood at the back end and some small sticks on top, so the animal will have to crawl under E to get the bait.
Deadfalls and Snares A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding

You could get behind the counter only by a swinging gate at the back end.
The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen

The spindle is of tool steel 31⁄2 inches in diameter at the front bearing, tapering uniformly 3⁄4 inch per foot to the back end.
Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose

There are twenty-two men on it, thirteen at the front end, and nine at the back end.
Rollo on the Rhine Jacob Abbott

At the back end of a badly lighted store a circle of white men and boys had formed around an old-fashioned, egg-shaped stove.
Birthright T.S. Stribling


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